Leading countryside organisations have urged the Government to support a new blueprint for the shooting sector which aims to deliver a ‘game changing’ benefit for the environment.
A guidance document has been produced by BASC to help those who run game shoots to identify and manage risks posed by Covid-19 on shoot days. The document is currently England specific, but guidance for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will be available in due course. Dan Reynolds, BASC director of England, said: “BASC has been working intensively on creating guidance for shoots to help them address the risk of COVID-19 this coming season.” “With guidance across the UK continually being updated this document is not exhaustive, but focuses on the areas that could present a risk. It is our aim to see all forms of shooting undertaken and the wider benefits of our actions achieved, whist remaining in the parameters of government guidance.” Download - BASC covid-19 guidance for game shoots in England
BASC is advising that newly-imposed Coronavirus lockdown restrictions could impact their shooting.
Meeting members of the public while out shooting can be an opportunity to educate them about the benefits, however sometimes it can be more challenging. Peter Marshall explains what to do if you meet a member of the public while out shooting.
Dr Conor O’Gorman provides a snapshot on the latest situation for shooting during the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK.
With the season over and most shooters now finding they have time on their hands, it’s a good opportunity for a spot of maintenance on your guns. BASC director of firearms Bill Harriman shows you how.
Actions are "a direct threat to farmers, conservationists and pest control businesses at a vital time of year".
With the pheasant, partridge and wildfowl (above the high water mark) seasons finishing this weekend, BASC’s regional teams provide their highlights.
BASC’s head of conservation Caroline Bedell discusses why taking a zero tolerance stance on raptor persecution is imperative for the future of shooting.